Mark your calendar because this is one event you won’t want to miss! The 14th annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival is coming back to Plymouth Notch, Vermont, this Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, 2018.
Listed by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as one of the “Top 10 Fall Events of 2018,” the festival is a joyful two-day celebration of folk and blues music, performed by state and internationally known musicians. And the setting for it couldn’t be more perfect—the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The village, which is the birthplace of our 30th President, is virtually unchanged since the early 20th Century, providing a bucolic setting for such great down-home music.
Included in the weekend’s lineup of esteemed performers are award-winning songwriter/producer Jay Ottaway and his group, The Ramble; Julia Mark, a songwriter in the vein of Carole King; the Vermont folk duo Cricket Blue, and Bostonian Alice Howe, a soulful singer and songwriter. Following the fest on Saturday night, the music continues with a Jam Session hosted by Jay Ottaway at Ramunto’s Pizza in Bridgewater, Vermont.
The event also features children’s entertainment, such as hay rides and face painting. Attendees are encouraged to help the Vermont Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable food item to the concerts.
Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival
September 1-2, 2018
Saturday – Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
3780 Route 100A, Plymouth, VT
101 Mill Road, Bridgewater, VT
Bridgewater is just north of Plymouth and on the way back to Maple Leaf Inn. Plan to stay for the long weekend and enjoy this wonderful slice of Vermont culture!
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE PLYMOUTH FOLK & BLUES FEST